Led by EDOT, a regional Jewish diversity and racial justice collaborative, in partnership with Mount Zion’s Tzedek Committee.
Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! – Psalm 106:3
Judaism commands us to pursue justice for our communities, all peoples, and our world. Mount Zion’s Tzedek Committee believes it is important for us to address racism, to build a more inclusive congregation, and to become strong allies to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.
With these goals in mind, the Tzedek Committee invites you to participate in a series of conversations, facilitated by Edot of the Midwest. The four sessions will be provided on Zoom and will include small groups, education, and planning for future actions. These sessions follow our Tzedek Summer 2020 conversations, our congregational discussions of the book Caste, and our December racial justice meeting with Jewish Community Action. You have been invited because you participated in one or more of these events.
The four sessions will address the following areas:
- Become active anti-racists through examining inequities, biases, and barriers to inclusivity, including our own actions and those of our congregation;
- Engage more Jews of Color in Tzedek Committee work;
- Prepare participants to become meaningful active allies with BIPOC communities in the Twin Cities.
If you would like to be part of this initiative, we ask that you attend all four meetings. We hope that you will use the skills and knowledge you gain by becoming more active in Tzedek and community activism. (Session materials and recordings will be available after each session so if you have an emergency and miss one, you will be able to catch up between sessions.)
Please respond to Vic Rosenthal by September 13 to reserve your spot.
We look forward to combining intellectual knowledge (head) and emotional knowledge (heart) to move into the important actions (hands) that, as allies, we are commanded to do.